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Read the real-life experiences of people involved in care home research.

Anyone with a story or advice they'd like to share is encouraged to make contact using the contact us page.

Read about current news and developments for care homes research in the new posts section.

Eleanor Sowerby

11th December
2015

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A Step in the Right Direction

Eleanor Sowerby

My interest in health research began in 1998 when I decided to take a long awaited leap into the nursing profession.

Robin Willmott

7th November
2015

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A care home managers take on research

Robin Willmott

We care home managers are really keen to work with and develop research. So why don’t we?

Clare Litherland

21st October
2015

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Care Home Research in the East Midlands

Clare Litherland

Opening the EnRICH doors to Care Homes across the East Midlands has been a quiet revolution.

Riona McArdle

19th October
2015

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Understanding Dementia: A Granddaughter’s Tale

Riona McArdle

My grandmother died when I was eighteen years old, having been diagnosed with Alzehimer’s Disease several years beforehand. I did not see her much as her dementia started to progress; I believe it would have been a landmine of confusion for both of us.

Danni Collingridge Moore

15th October
2015

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Recruiting care homes into research studies

Danni Collingridge Moore

Improving care in care homes is a national and international priority. I truly believe that a good quality evidence base is key to advocating change, and this isn’t going to happen without care homes being involved in research.

Francesca LaFrenais

5th October
2015

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Understanding care home research

Francesca LaFrenais

Care home research has traditionally been considered too difficult, and perhaps unnecessary, but while there are challenges to working in this sector, it can be very rewarding. I have reflected on my own experiences working as a researcher in this environment.

Martin Rossor

2nd October
2015

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Getting to grips with care home research

Martin Rossor

The ‘Enabling Research in Care Home (ENRICH)’ toolkit provides information and guidance for researchers, care home staff and residents and supports research in care homes to improve the quality of life and care for all care home residents, especially those with dementia.

Adam Smith

27th September
2015

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What is the point of a Research Ready Care Home Network?

Adam Smith

The Research Ready Care Home Network connects care home residents, managers and staff with researchers. Why is this important? Well, there are lots of reasons…